Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Every week, I have the pleasure of appearing on InterCHANGE on Milwaukee Public Television. Here's a shot of the entire cast.
You'll recognize the gent in the middle with the brown coat.
He's not only the host of our program, he's the executive producer.
“Oh my God, Ethel! Come quick, I’m telling you! That no good Fischer is at it again!”
”Good grief, Herman, please calm down.”
"I can’t calm down. I’m reading This Just In!”
“You know what the doctor told you, that you shouldn’t read those blogs so much. The stress, Herman…”
“You don’t understand, Ethel! He’s so vitri, in vitro….”
“Yeh, yeh, what you said. For instance there, last week on his food deal, he goes after that nice Italian restaurant guy…”
Yeh, yeh, Joe Bartolotta. Now you know what he’s gonna do this week? That crumb bum is actually gonna rip on his own friend on that TV show that gets me all hyped up, you know, what do you call him, Davy Jones.”
"You mean Dan Jones."
"Whatever! Will you get over here and read!”
My friend, Dan Jones isn’t much for steak, though he does partake from time to time.
Looks good, doesn’t it?
Not good enough for Dan.
Much better, right?
Dan, and I'm sure he doesn't mind me relating this, prefers his beef well-done, the kind restaurants claim they're not responsible for. He fully understands restaurants are sheepish about serving over-charred meat. But he likes his occasional steak well-done and nicely and respectfully informs the wait staff that he does want to see any pink whatsoever.
Despite his courteous instructions, Dan says sure as cattle are kings in
That brings us to the no-no.
We’ve all seen it or done it: a meal that doesn’t quite measure up is sent back to the kitchen. Seems the right move to make. Or is it?
Food writer for the LA Times, Jonathan Gold was asked when it’s appropriate to request an inferior plate be replaced. Gold’s response?
“I tend not to send food back to the kitchen -- it's an occupational hazard.”
“Sending food back rarely has a happy outcome.”
After reading Gold’s explanations, I tend to agree.
As for my good friend from Channel 10, please, please develop a taste for medium steaks.
”There, you see, Herman. Kevin wasn't criticizing Dan Jones. You misjudged him again.”
"Just stifle, will ya!"
CULINARY NO-NO BONUS
It's so reassuring to know our customs officials are working hard to keep this dangerous contraband from entering our country.
ONE MORE CULINARY NO-NO BONUS
Yes, yes, I do believe most people know cinnamon rolls are fattening.
Should there be a warning label for stupid?